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. and this president has made unprecedented use of them. nbc news has obtained a government document that lays out the legal argument to justify the president's use of drones to kill al qaeda suspects, including, in some cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated at an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new questions about drone strikes targeting american citizens, including anwar al awlaki. born in new mexico and killed in yemen in 2011. he allegedly directed the so-called underwear bomber, who tried to blow up an airliner over detroit in 2009. but awlaki was never charged with a crime. nbc
will join us later on "starting point." >>> let's get started here. a 5-year-old boy held captive for six days in an underground bunker in alabama is back in the arms of his farmly this morning. we are so happy to report that. we're told that hes thrilled to be reunited with his favorite toy which is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker
is said to be in good spirit this is morning. agents entered the bunker using a distractive device, some sort of explosive. when it was all said and done, the boy's captor was dead and the little boy not hurt. >>> we're hearing from senator robert menendez for the first time about claims that he was with prostitutes during overseas trips. coming up, his emotional response to what he says is a false attack. >>> we've got more details this morning on just what caused the lights to go out during the super bowl. we'll go live to new orleans where some people are saying it happened twice during beyonce's rehearsal. so, were warning signs missed? but we'll begin with dramatic new details in that hostage situation in alabama. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement official tells nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this ma
reporting of certain activity in the air above the scene of what was happening. can you tell us about that? >> reporter: sure. well, there was aerial surveillance going on. now, these negotiators have been on the scene since last week. we know the fbi took over the investigation last week, and we know that they've been trying to figure out kind of the layout of dykes' property. now, the aerial surveillance, when an fbi team comes in like this, they obviously have different methods that they use to get a clearer picture of what exactly is going on. we were able to confirm with a federal law enforcement official that the small aerial aircraft that we've been seeing kind of circling the property in the morning, that that was a surveillance aircraft. so that's what we've been seeing the last few days, and again police have been very tight-lipped and haven't said exactly what they have been finding or what the location -- or what the layout of dykes' property has been. >> gabe gutierrez, thank you so much. sorry -- you need to stay there, sorry, gabe. i wanted to ask you one more question conce
and we do not know here on the scene that has not been reported to us. but it did seem there was some excitement from law enforcement officials if it is true that the child was found safe. so we'll just have to wait and see over the next few minutes once officials come here and tell us exactly what happened. >> but you did mention earlier that you saw an ambulance moving. is that right? >> reporter: that is correct. that would seem to suggest that the child might have been brought out on that ambulance. we don't know that for sure, but we had not seen that ambulance come down that dirt road before, and it was around the same time we heard that boom, when we heard that activity, and, you know, we're just really waiting to find out, and certainly if that is true, that this child made it out, that would be an incredible relief for this community. midland city, alabama, is a small town, about 2,400 people, and they have just been rocked by this standoff the past few days. about 140 hours at this point, and people here are tired because they've been praying for the past few days. they've b
on of a power outage. >> 34 long minutes. it felt like it was a decisive moment in the game. walk us through some of the other highlights. >> yeah. you know, it was all ravens before the power outage. you just know the conspiracy theories were gearing up saying the nfl is trying to stave us off of winning the super bowl. it was 28-6 when the power went out. it was all ravens before the power outage. after the power outage, the san francisco 49ers basically made a surge of their own and got back into the game. the game came down to four plays inside the 10 yard line. when it's a second year like collin kaepernick going against one of the best defenses in the league you knew the ravens were going to come out on top. ravens get the win, 34-31 and john harbaugh beats his brother jim. >> i don't know if i agree. i thought there was every reason the 49ers would put it in. they had all the momentum on their side. somehow the ravens stopped them. great to see you this morning. i'm sure a long night for you too. >> thank you. >> a little blurry-eyed this morning. there's lots of debate this morning a
. an embattleled u.s. senator's hitting back at his accusers. new video could potentially support his claim he's the victim of a politically motivated smear campaign. plus, a huge scandal in the world's most popular sport. i'm wolf blitzer. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> but we begin in new orleans. a city deeply embarrassed by the power blackout that interrupted potentially could have changed the course of the super bowl. this is much more than a sports story. it's raising very serious questions about the city's readiness to host big events. cnn's brian todd is in new orleans for us. he's got the very latest on this investigation on what happened during that blackout. brian, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, learning se incremental things about the investigation. how it's proceeding, how they're looking into it. and what's interesting is the two entries responsible for handling the power and electricity to the superdome, they're the ones handling it. at various times over the past less than 24 hours since this happened, both
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to avoid the freeways, you can always use mass transit. there are 12 trains running on time for bart right now muni, caltrain, ace, right on time. that's a look at traffic. back to you. >> thank you. >>> to borrow a line from the 49ers, who's got it better than us when it comes to commute traffic? the answer is almost everybody. kpix 5's cate caugiran is at the bay bridge with the study that finds we have some of the worst traffic jams in all of america. you're preaching to the choir. good morning, cate. >> reporter: this is not something we want to hear. the report from texas a & m transportation institute found the average american wasted about $818 by sitting in traffic in 2011. now, if you add that up collectively, the report found in 2011 commuters wasted $121 billion in time and gas. the report also says computers are sitting in more traffic but in addition to that, we're building extra time in our schedules for that time wasted. on average americans gave themselves an hour for a 20- minute drive without traffic. the question is, where's the
you for sharing your time with us today on a big news day because that standoff in the bunker is over. that child hostage safe. this morning, how the suspect died and why the f.b.i. moved in when they did. how did they do it? developing details live from the scene. >>steve: the president knows best. he says gun owners agree with him. >> we know, for example, from polling that the universal background checks are universally supported just about. by gun owners. >>steve: really? is he really on the side of gun owners. critics say don't fall for it. we will explain. >>brian: wonder why you can't get a date for valentine's day? maybe you need to take off your facebook page, chris. tpobgz tpobgz starts now. -- "fox & friends" starts now. >>gretchen: good morning everybody. look who's back. >>steve: brian kilmeade back from the super bowl. >>brian: we are back. i've never seen that facebook picture. >>gretchen: i'm not sure why, but it reminds me of -- >>steve: this depicts a picture you should never have on your facebook page. it would make you look a little silly. >>brian: that's the big d
its policy on gays. lots of discussion surrounding this. happy you're with us this morning. >> it is wednesday, we're halfway there, february 6th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. let's get started. we are learning a lot more this morning about the fbi raid that saved a kidnapped boy this alabama. it turns out the raid that freed ethan came just in the nick of time because jimmy lee dykes, the man who snatched the child off a school bus and held him captive for close to a week had his bunker rigged with a pair of bombs. this morning bomb technicians are still looking for even more explosives at the scene. victor blackwell is live from midland city. and victor, ethan turns six today. it's his birthday and this morning new details about his rescue. >> reporter: john, we also have new details about the seemingly premeditated method of this operation to kidnap ethan and for the first time we are seeing the crime scene thanks to new photos from the fbi. four feet below this spot is the bunker where jimmy lee dykes held ethan hostage for a week. this is the pipe of fbi says dykes told agen
. people can drive and drive safely here in boston. david? >> all right, ginger zee. ginger zee leading us off tonight. >>> we also learned today of countless stories. drivers trapped in their cars. forced to sleep in them overnight. abc's john schriffen on long island, new york, tonight with those drivers stranded. >> reporter: dozens of cars cemented in snow. as far as the eye can see. here on long island, some areas were pummelled with nearly 3 feet of snow, falling fast overnight. stopping drivers like sebastian who was trying to get home from work. >> you have been sitting here the whole time? >> no food, no drink. no nothing. >> reporter: have you called anyone for help? >> i'm trying to reach the police now. >> reporter: firefighters are out here doing their best. but mother nature isn't cooperating. the wind is still whipping out here. >> the condition is still worse. lot of snowdrifts. >> reporter: those traveling by train didn't fare much better. with amtrak cancelling service for a second day in ree today between boston and new york. in the air a virtual no-fly zone. triggering
to come up with this budget instead of making indiscriminate cuts now that will cost us jobs and significantly slow down our recovery. >> reporter: the president continued to push an approach that includes more taxes along with spending cuts. but house speaker john boehner says tax hikes are out of the question. >> every month under president obama, kind of feels the same. high unemployment, rising prices, and more debt for our children and grandchildren. >> reporter: speaker boehner says he does not want another temporary fix. some house republicans have indicated they will let the automatic cuts take effect if there is no long-term agreement to reduce the deficit. those cuts would take a bite out of military spending and domestic programs, including a 2% hit to medicare. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the white house. >>> they are coming to california because this is where it is. he is not going to lubbock or wherever the places are that make up that state. >> those other places. [ laughter ] >> governor brown takes aim at texas. why h
, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot, even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely... looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >> new this morning, oakland police are investigating a fatal shooting that left one person dead and another wounded last night. the shooting happened just before 11 p-m in the area of 23rd street and telegraph avenue. that's near the oakland art murmur gallery walk. one person died at the scene and another was injured and taken to the hospital. no suspects are in custody. >> there are still few answers this morning after the discovery of the body of a teenage girl in a fairfield park. all authorities will say is that the unidentified teen was last seen boarding a bus to school in suisun city two miles away on thursday. a passerby found the girl
makes so many of us laugh. and the critic, tonight, sudd suddensudde suddenly making so many steamy mad. >>> and talk about pressure. the whole school counting on this first-grader. what they got, only if he makes this free throw. >>> good evening. thanks for being here this saturday night. we do begin here with the blizzard of 2013. 45 million americans digging out from the snow. and after hurricane-strength winds drove that storm through, the next system on the way. sam champion on that shortly. but first, the pictures tonight. across a half-dozen states, images like this. this guy's snow blower almost completely disappearing. this, so common today. trying to get the cars that just vanished from the snow. look at this behind me. one family put the camera on their back deck, once we speed it up, look at how quickly it covered the lens. this from nasa, two systems coming together to create this massive blizzard. look at the northeast there. disappearing under a massive storm. of course the numbers telling the story tonight. at least four dead, including one child. at the storm's peak, m
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leaders. she said the number of people arrested trying to enter the u.s. illegally dropped to a 40-year low. >> we've matched our successes at the border with smart, effective immigration enforcement with a focus on identifying and removing criminal aliens and other public safety threats. >> president obama will meet with business and labor leaders today hoping to convince them immigration reform will be good for the economy. >>> almost five months after the tragedy at a u.s. consulate that killed americans in benghazi libya, the senate voted to improve security at u.s. embassies overseas the measure heads to the house. [ applause ] >>> monday was john kerry's first day on the job as secretary of state. he joked about his predecessor, hillary clinton, saying he had big heels to fill. >>> public records indicate superdome officials were worried about a possible blackout months before the super bowl. officials still aren't sure what caused the 34-minute blackout. according to the "new orleans times picayune," they're looking at equipment that controls the flow of electric
morning. you know, the officials here are telling us they decided to move in that fbi hostage rescue team after the negotiations started deteriorating with that kidnapper. so they basically got that team ready and made a major distraction. what they did was throw in some flash bang devices. those give off a really blinding, bright light and a disorienting loud noise. fbi agents shook hands and patted each others' backs shortly after storming an underground bunker to save the 5-year-old held hostage for seven days. the boy named ethan has been reunited with his family at a local hospital and is said to be doing well. >> he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. the things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes, is dead. officials say they made the decision to raid the bunker after dykes began pacing and holding his gun. >> at this point, fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: the news that ethan is safe and unharmed came as a relief to the communi
for joining us this morning. and so -- speaking of joe flacco, a rich young man and the ravens mvp quarterback. he'll join us live today a bit later in the program. that's now it from here in new orleans. back to you, george. >> thank you, josh. >>> we're going to switch gears now to that shocking killing of legendary s.e.a.l. chris kyle. he was gunned down at a shooting range over the weekend. the man arrested was a troubled former marine whom kyle was trying to help. ryan owens has more from dallas. >> reporter: we're told that the young suspect idolized the man, chris kyle. so many people did. he was an american hero who survived so much at war, only to be gunned down here at home. >> i love the job. you know, the guys, the camaraderie. >> reporter: chris kyle knew the toll combat takes more than anyone. he served four tours in iraq. won seven medals for his bravery. killed more of the enemy than any sniper in u.s. military history. he talked about that transition from war to home just weeks ago. to the website guns.com. >> you don't have an identity. you have to learn a whole new way to ac
the lawsuit is heard. farm is fighting to stay open after u.s. interior secretary salazar allow loved the there's expire so the area could be returned to wildernes wilderness. the district judge today said she doesn't believe she has the authority to over turn salazar. there is a march 15 eviction date. >> san jose police asking for tips to help track down this man. he's wanted for home invasion robbery last friday. man forced his way inside a home where a woman and her 74-year-old mother were at the time. this man and second suspect are accused of chasing both women down the street and repeetdly attacking older woman. she was injured but we are glad to tell you will recover. >> suspected car thief caused a fatal accident in oakland today in dramatic crash caught on camera. oakland police say woman stole an suv which had the keys in it and the engine running. she didn't get very far traveling 2 block before crashing at 36 avenue and foothill boulevard with disaster results. more now from abc 7 news reporter nick smith. >> we have the video police say a tool for their investiga
in the history of the u.s. military. we're expecting to get a little more information on this story from police very soon. when that happens, we will, of course, bring you the very latest live. >>> meanwhile, to alabama for the latest on that hostage standoff in its sixth straight day. law enforcement officials say this man, jimmy lee dykes, shot and killed a school bus driver and is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan in an underground bunker. little ethan has some mild autism as well. gabe gutierrez joins us from midland city, alabama. gabe, we know authorities have been talking to dykes through that pvc pipe of some sort. do we know whether he's asking for anything? >> reporter: craig, we've been following this story for days. police are very tightlipped about what their communication with dykes involves. we don't know if he's making any demeans, but yesterday we did hear from the sheriff and saw some signs of how sensitive these negotiations have become. the shefb thariff thavsnked the for taking care of our child. law enforcement authorities may believe that the suspect has access to tele
served in the u.s. navy in the 60s. he served various awards, a good conduct med methal and vietnam service medal. but on tuesday those honors seem very far away. police say dykes boarded a stopped school bus and demanded two random young children. when the bus drive refused, plea say dykes shot and killed him and made off with 5-year-old ethan. kelly miller says her kids got off that bus right before the shooting. >> i cannot believe if he got on that bus with the intentions of grabbing a 6 to 8-year-old, all he had to do was reach out and grab him. he let him clear the bus and get home before all this happened. >> reporter: meanwhile the visitation for the bus driver charles pollen junior is scheduled for today. his family says he loved his job and died a hero. >> every time a child got on my dad's bus they were though longer their parents they were his. he considered them his children. i know that's the reason why my dad took those shots for his children just like he would do for me and my sister. >> reporter: that pain is being felt throughout this town of 2300 people. schools w
are not releasing the names of the victims. >>> thank you for joining us. i'm jc hayward. a wave of purple is washing over baltimore. thousands have packed the m&t bank stadium to celebrate the baltimore ravens' super bowl win. it is a day that has been 12 years in the making. today baltimore celebrates that wonderful victory. scott broom is live at the m&t bank stadium where the party is getting started. >> reporter: this city is in gridlock today. let me tell you, this is like the super bowl except without all those pesky 49ers fans and the expensive plane tickets of the this city is packed with tens of thousands of people. traffic is in gridlock and there is a parade that's about to get under way right now. let me take you inside m&t bank stadium where it is free to get inside today. a civic celebration. this stadium fills with 72,000 people and all indications are it's going to be full and potentially overcapacity. live right now the ravens are about a mile and a half from here in front of baltimore city hall where they're accepting the congratulations of city officials. there's a huge
:00 a.m. on the west. thanks so much for starting your morning with us. we are following breaking news this morning on the shooting death of a former navy s.e.a.l. known as the deadliest sniper in u.s. history. 38-year-old chris kyle was killed yesterday along with a second man at a gun range near ft. worth, texas. these are pictures of kyle taken from the security company he founded after leaving the navy. the gunman accused of killing kyle has been identified as eddie ray routh. he is in custody facing two counts of capital murder. earlier i spoke with one of kyle's friends, jason kos, about the man he called a war hero. >> he and a friend took a marine that was suffering from ptsd to a gun range to shoot and as a way that he always did giving back and, you know, it was certainly him taking his time to help, again, help war heroes. >> he had quite a reputation in the field as one of the most lethal snipers out there. how did he handle that? >> you know, he viewed, chris viewed it as his job and he was protecting his brothers, frankly. he as a man was quite contrary to that because he
lodes shows us where she was last seen alive and where her body was found. >> this is a few points of interest. where she was last seen. here's a map showing a few new points of interest, and where genelle was last seen. she left her suisun city home thursday morning, went to school at green valley middle school thursday. did not come home thursday aftrnoon and was reported missing about 6:00 thusday night. the images we just saw of genelle were from late afternoon thursday at the intersection of east tabor and grande circle in faircield. that's more than 3 miles from where her body was found early friday morning.at allan witt park. that is the latest. >> pam: that is the last picture of genelle taken. haazig madyun spoke to worried neighbors. >> this is the last surveillance total, at issue is not returning from school. with an update from fairfield police. however residents wanted to know more about what happened to the 13 year-old. >> i think they should release more information. >> it has been in several days since this naked body was found at alan witt park. they need to know
in a small bunker in midland city until the rescue yesterday afternoon. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspected jimmy lee dykes became agitated. former assistance director for the fbi said they used flash- bang devices and raided the bunker >>> an iraqi vet accused of killing two men is on suicide watch in texas. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after becoming aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle, who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences as a sniper. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation.
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